At Offenbach Harbour on the River Main, an industrial peninsula is being converted into a new sustainable city district. Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl has transformed the initial urban plan by reconnecting public open spaces with their scenic context, creating a liveable as well as ecologically enriching neighbourhood. The site offers different qualities of space, such as a bustling central plaza, a spectacular park at the tip of the peninsula or a unique playground nestled in a neighbourhood park.
Statement of the jury
This new harbour area on the banks of the Main river, with its core element, the harbour plaza, combines work, residential living, education, recreation and enjoyment into a collective experience. More than merely a beautifully designed site, this locale is a genuine place to be, a lively part of the city that attracts young and old alike, and brings them together.